Clinical Study Title:
Preventing the common cold with a vitamin C supplement: a double-blind, placebo-controlled survey.
|Plain English Summary:|
|This study looked at the use of vitamin C to help prevent the common cold. A total of 168 participants were given either a vitamin C supplement or a placebo over the course of 2 months. They were instructed to record any symptoms of a cold into a daily journal. At the conclusion of the study, those participants who had taken a daily vitamin C supplement had fewer colds, and when they had colds, they were less severe, and they recovered quicker. This suggests that the use of a daily supplement containing vitamin C could provide some protection against getting a cold, and helps to reduce healing time.|